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, jesse jackson jr. is out of a job. kelly o'donnell has the latest. kelly, good morning. >> good morning, willie. well, jesse jackson jr. has been under a cloud for months. a personal struggle with mental illness, complicated by the pressures of a very public life, and nagging questions that surface through ethics and criminal investigations. his decision to quit congress comes two weeks after he won a ninth full term and did so without even campaigning. >> would you guys like coffee, by the way? >> known simply as junior, the 47-year-old long carried both the blessings and burdens of a famous family name. >> he is my father and my friend, i now present to you the reverend jesse jackson. >> in better days, jackson jr. was routinely talked about as a future chicago mayor or u.s. senator making his slow and personal fall a source of major headlines. >> with breaking news, the resignation of congressman jesse jackson jr., he was once a political rising star. >> and compassion from some chicago constituents. >> it's sad. i don't think you want to see this happen to anybody. especially with h
, and you could always get a picture with him. and there were others. jesse jackson's a terrific subject, and some of the others. we had a lot of fun along the way. and others, of course, are more difficult. >> who is the most difficult? >> well, pat robertson wasn't the easiest person in the world to photograph. and i think the reason for that is simple. he's a gentleman who makes his living on television, and is very aware of the camera, and very aware of camera angles, and how he looks. and therefore, he has his guard up at all times. and when you look at pictures of him in the book, you can see that. he just notices where the camera is all the time because he's been trained, and that's how he makes a living. that's his profession. where the other candidates don't come from television. >> one thing inside this book on the flap that seems a little higher than most, and that's the price. how much does it cost for this? and i don't mean higher than most photographic books, i mean higher than most books. how much is this on the news stand? >> the soft cover -- you've got the hard cover. m
. congressman jesse jackson junior-- a democrat from illinois-- resigned from the house of representatives today. he had been on medical leave for treatment of bipolar disorder since june. jackson has also been under investigation for misuse of campaign funds and was facing a congressional ethics probe. he won re-election to the house in november. jackson's seat is now expected to be filled through a special election. mortgage rates in the u.s. fell to record lows this week-- helping to boost home sales. the average 30-year loan rate dropped to 3.3%, the lowest on record since records began in 1971. on wall street today stocks moved slightly higher ahead of the thanksgiving holiday. the dow jones industrial average gained 48 points to close under 12,837. the nasdaq rose nearly ten points to close above 2,926. those are some of the day's major stories. now, back to judy. >> woodruff: and more now on the mid east story. will the cease fire reached today between israel and hamas, hold? and what about longer-term, more difficult issues between the two sides? ray suarez picks it up. >> suarez: i'm jo
house race, and jesse jr. has been -- jesse jackson, jr. has been projected the winner of the house race. with all of this news, cbs is calling new hampshire for president obama. bill fletcher, your reflections at this moment. >> is the question is about drawing the line. i think it is about strategy. we talk a lot about drawing lines. we talked about disagreements with different mainstream politicians. politics is about strategy, so it is not a question about if obama has nine done -- not done x, y, and z, the question is what are we capable of doing? otherwise this becomes a complete abstraction, and going back to something laura says, i do not know people who put all their time into the electoral politics. i know very few people to sink all of their energy into it. what i do know is a lot of people who stay away from the discussion of a long term electra roles strategy -- electorial strategy, or they jump in, thinking that is a time to wave the flag and express moral outrage with all kinds of capital as politicians, rather than thinking what are the steps we have to take to actually w
jackson. he is like a sparrow, he is very fragile. >> and yet you keep taking him on these extreme bike trails? >> stephanie: i'm trying to toughen him up. >> or destroy him. >> maybe he needs more calcium. >> he is like a sparrow, he breaks bones all the time, yet he is going into mad max mode? listen, he is trying to butch it up. good morning. >> caller: good morning, guys. you looked great in that brown skirt in the predebate show. >> oh thank you. we'll be doing an election special on tuesday. >> caller: never lose the brown skirt. this is very puzzling that planned parenthood and [ inaudible ] are staying neutral in the wayne powell race. >> stephanie: huh? >> caller: does that make any sense to you guys? >> stephanie: no. >> caller: how could they not be with wayne? >> stephanie: actually we'll get you an answer because we can shoot julie an email. >> yeah. >> stephanie: i have no clue. and i don't know if that's true but let's find out. >> okay. >> stephanie: let's go to jim in nashville, tennessee. welcome. contract hey, you became my momma, i voted yesterday. it wa
, legitimate rape. in illinois democratic congressman jesse jackson jr. has been re-elected to his post despite a lengthy absence and his current stay in the mayo clinic. >>> and in maine and maryland, voters approved measures to allow same-sex marriage. and in colorado and washington state, residents voted to legalize marijuana, a measure massachusetts was also approved to allow medical marijuana use. >>> just a week after getting slammed by superstorm sandy, new york and new jersey are bracing for yet another new storm. hundreds of flights in the area have already been cancelled, and airlines are evaluating how many more will be grounded. in low-lying areas police are using loudspeakers to tell residents to move to higher ground, and hundreds of nursing home residents in the hard-hit rockaways have already been evacuated. one ray of hope. weather experts now say this nor'easter may be weaker than originally expected. >>> after indicating that he would not voluntarily attend a congressional hearing this month, house lawmakers have issued a subpoena for barry kaden, the director of the massachu
is a man-made. host: who is in the mountain party there? caller: jessie -- jessie it is not jackson. i am voting for jessie, but jessie jackson is from chicago. jessie johnson, and robert, who is also, i belive he is iunning for governer. it will be a protest vote. i am so dissapointed people here could not vote. caller: a good morning. i am -- i cannot stand debbie. es. tells us so many liv and bill nelson is the biggest fake that ever came along. he is anything but an independent. but i was wondering if i could make a comment about abortion. everyone seems to think it is such an easy subject. i am the father of a daughter and two granddaughters. and i can tell you that the part of the abortion and question that people never talk about is the responsibility corp. for an unwanted pregnancy. when i was growing up, if you got someone pregnant, you were going to marry them and that child was going to have your name. but look what has happened. birth control bills came along, so that if there was an unwanted pregnancy, it was the woman's fault because she did not take your pills. now, let us
jackson jr. of illinois has actually been re-elected despite spending the last several months in the mayo clinic. >> that's solidly democratic. but jesse jackson jr. who has won re-election in illinois has not been seen in congress since early this summer. i mean, he left for health reasons. he has not campaigned at all. and as you see, solid lead, democratic district, re-electing a democratic congressman that has been missing in action for almost half a year. >> so many of those congressional seats are so safe. >> i want to go back out and see if we can put upside by side, jake tapper and david muir. i think it's interesting to be in each of those rooms right now. feeling the mood of the room. jake tapper, if you can hear me right now, i have a question i wanted to ask. at one point, president obama's campaign but an exclamation point after "forward." it was just "forward" and then an exclamation point. when did they decide that was the right message for them? >> well, they went back and forth about a lot of different messages. and they ultimately decided "forward." and then there was so
will change the nature of the electorate. >> he is the first incumbent president since and jackson to be reelected with fewer votes than he got the first time. he will win with low 300 electoral votes. that is hardly a landslide. it is his mandate? -- what is his mandate? he did say, "elect me because that other guy is really scummy." he is overseeing a polarized electorate. we are a very clean the electorate. in walks president obama who now has to -- now has a second chance to fill the promises of his first election, which were to forge a consensus across the aisle to solve the big problems in this country. the election was too much about the small things. >> a stark reminder of the present cost challenge going forward. he won independence in 2008 but he lost them last night. he got out democrats. the center of this country preferred romney. >> the center of the country is tired of the status quo and voted for the status quo. we have the same ruling structure. >> mitt romney did not present a tempting alternative, as beth put it in one of her stories. one place that will start is
purpose does the gentlewoman from texas rise? ms. jackson lee: i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentlewoman from texas is recognized for one minute. ms. jackson lee: i thank the distinguished gentleman. let me say good morning and wish america a wonderful season but more importantly, i hope everyone had a blessed thanksgiving, and that is what i'd like to speak about. this whole idea of giving thanks and recognizing where we are today. before i start that, very briefly, let me encourage my colleagues to join me in supporting the congressional gold medal mulawa. we fail to recognize children. she was a little girl in pakistan who was willing to stand up to the taliban to say we too deserve education. she is being promoted as person of the year. i hope congress will celebrate her as well. i mention thanksgiving and i believe it's important to focus on that. i ask my colleagues to gather their wits about them, to gather their wits as we reflect on what will approach us in january of 2013. it not be the declin
it yourself. albert jackson, isn't that a good name, albert jackson from atmore, alabama, 109 years old today. loves praising the good lord and drinking dr. pepper. sometimes at the same time. gertrude, i love you gertrude linn from hermitage, pennsylvania. 103 years old, and she enjoys watching old tv shows and gardening. how about that. i like old tv shows. i was on old tv shows. now back to new york and a new tv show. >> all right, willard, thank you. >>> coming up next from big bird to clint eastwood's chair, the campaign moments that had us all talking, but first, this is "today" on nbc. ♪ ♪ we were skipping stones ♪ and letting go ♪ over the river and down the road ♪ [ female announcer ] at nature valley, we know nature comes together in amazing ways. that's why we bring together natural ingredients, like dark chocolate with toasted oats, or sweet golden honey. perfect combinations of nature's delicious ingredients, from nature valley. ♪ ♪ i was thinking that i hope this never ends ♪ [ female announcer ] nature valley granola bars, nature at its most delicious. >>> and w
and pray that they win it. >> we will go to steve on the republican line from jackson, mississippi. good evening to you. >> how are you doing? >> fine, thank you. >> i do not feel like a, has put in work to be the president. once again he led us down. jobs are nowhere in mississippi that i can find and i've been looking for three years. we need you to step up. >> dennis is next from four again. -- oregon. >> i have been an independent most of my life. i just voted for barack obama because the fact that everything he tried to do was blocked by the republicans and what he has accomplished is a lot in the last four years. i hope he wins. >> thank you for the call. from our twitter page. the networks declaring that barack obama winning pennsylvania. pennsylvania was mitt romney's pat way to-- pathway to 270. that pathways closing up fast. line.mocrats' >> hello and thank you for taking my call. i wanted to say that i am a retired firefighter, 34 years. 70% of our responses are medical related. most of those people go to the emergency room. they have no primary care. where have the republican
. that was at a campaign stop in davenport, iowa. and this from garrett jackson, mitt romney's body man. ann romney talking to overflow crowds in fairfax, virginia. and another from his body man. eric draper, take a look. that's a grandpa hugging his grandson. so much more to see here on twitter. we'll be taking a look at it all morning, all day long here, george. >> that's a great shot. thank you. >> that was. >> that was fantastic. >>> other photos coming in right now. vice president joe biden voting in the state of delaware. there he is, walking into the polling place with his wife, dr. jill biden. right behind him his son beau biden, attorney general of delaware. they are going to vote right now. delaware a safe state for the president and joe biden. they're go being to make up the majority of voters. both candidates campaigning hard for their support. let's look at their prospects with our team of powerhouse women. initial kol wallace nicole wallace, veteran of the bush campaign. donna brazile. who ran al gore's campaign, and cokie roberts. cokie, let me begin with you and put up other figures from ou
since and jackson to be reelected with fewer votes than he got the first time. he will win with low 300 electoral votes. that is hardly a landslide. it is his mandate? -- what is te?is manda he did say, "elect me because that other guy is really scummy." he is overseeing a polarized electorate. we are a very clean the electorate. in walks president obama who now has to -- now has a second chance to fill the promises of his first election, which were to forge a consensus across the aisle to solve the big problems in this country. the election was too much about the small things. >> a stark reminder of the present cost challenge going forward. he won independence in 2008 but he lost them last night. he got out democrats. the center of this country preferred romney. >> the center of the country is tired of the status quo and voted for the status quo. we have the same ruling structure. >> mitt romney did not present a tempting alternative, as beth put it in one of her stories. one place that will start is the republican primaries. that was an interesting process this year with interesting p
? >> it pales in comparison. i remember jesse jackson sr. weeping there. i mean that was a once in a lifetime historical moment. >> ifill: i've heard many obama supporters say that re-electing the president was re-electing the president was even more important than electing him. >> you can't get to the second without the first. the first was a universal. >> woodruff: to interrupt you quickly to say we've just learned that governor romney is on his way to the convention center in boston. of course we'll take that. >> sure. i just think beyond the support of barack obama it was an afrming moment for america. it really was. >> ifill: and this is? this is an affirming moment for barack obama. and his supporters and the campaign. what he's trieded to do and what he wants to try to do but it isn't the same cosmic global emotional... >> woodruff: when you think about it, a year ago, six months ago, nine months ago, the over overwhelming prediction was this president could be beaten. this president was facing, and a year-and-a-half ago you look at any number of intervals over the last year or two, th
face. >> we certainly hope so. as usual, we've gone to the dogs. a parody of michael jackson's classic video thriller. >> i love this one. >> that's right, from the king of pop to the king of puch of p halloween themed video created by the pet collective. >> okay. which costume do you want to wear this year? ♪ ♪ ♪ >> come on, sweetie. >> that's cute. oh, freaky. >> there are those of us with pets who dress up our pets and those of us who don't. >> do you? >> no. >> do you? >> not really. they don't like it. i dress up frank. >> halloween was yesterday. did anyone come? >> little kids were so excited. >> in new york what's weird, you have to sign a sheet that lets trick-or-treaters know if it's okay to come to your apartment. so i went to buy some candy and stuff. and there are kids in dwayne reed which i love trick or treating at the drug store. and they give them the candy. and the stores are all places that they go. >> and the door men. >> yeah. >> i helped myself. >> thank you, sarah. >> new hair, new clothes, new look. two lucky ladies, one of whom we know, show off their amb
jackson and fox news legal analyst arthur aidala. we got them both rides here to avoid legal complications. [ laughter ] >> i like the video how fox shows people how to roll a joint and pack a pipe. that's the lead in at 7:00 a.m. 6:54. >> educate the viewership. >> that's how you pack it. >> free public service. this is a serious issue. because it's not as easy to marijuana at roadside stop as it is for booze. how big a battle is this for colorado and washington. >> it's huge. this morning driving here on the radio the nassau district attorney is charging a 17-year-old with murder because as is he driving the car, he hits a tree and he kills four kids in the car. and i believe he was sober but he was driving an excessive rate of speed. we need to figure out the same way they figured out with alcohol. here is what the amount of alcohol that has to be in your system to affect your ability to drive. they need to the same thing. here is the ability amount of marijuana that needs to be in your system to effect your ability to drive. >> here in lies the problem. the problem is that we're talkin
when andrew jackson was elected, a champion of the common man and during the founding era, he switched from the founding era to bring his supporters into the government. his conviction was that officeholders in the government of their offices have and they basically thought that government jobs were simple and that anybody could handle them. mainly east of the mississippi river. the partisan approach led to the development of the spoils system and the governor of new york coin the phrase, to the victor belong the spoils of the enemy. in the middle of the nineteenth century, wholesale changes of personnel at partisan changes came with each new administration to spread corruption and kickbacks, so if you got a job with the the government, you were expected to take part of your salary and put it back in the party coffers of they could use that to campaign for the president next time. a progressive farm for reform, the spoils system. the president wants a cake and everybody wants a piece of backache. president garfield was elected in 1880. progressives were after this for a while. garfield
of oprah winfrey and jesse jackson weeping. we look at the audience tonight, and there is a different reaction. a reminder of when the new england patriots won the first super bowl. after they won the first time, the expectation was, that we can win. you are talking about the coalition, this new coalition in the democratic party. i think it says something, not just to the republican party, but perhaps the rest of america. i was talking earlier to the head of the urban league. he made the point of this coalition, is becoming more mature. we talk about this coalition of young voters. of women and minorities, african-americans and hispanics. he made the point that not only should the republican party take notice, but perhaps the rest of america, corporate america, to take notice that america is changing. and perhaps not just the republican party, but also organizations. to look at diversity in a different way. because you see from this audience that they won a tough race. and they are certainly relieved. but there seems to be an expectation in this crowd that this is the direction americ
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